The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 49 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2172 1993 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.72% 3.57% 4.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 4.69% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1375 1469
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 17
Average hourly rate £31.33 £37.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.01% +93.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £21.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £62.50 £46.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £31.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +63.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 1939 £440 +3.52% 471
London +6 1030 £480 +1.05% 238
South East -18 270 £400 +1.26% 57
City of London +8 232 £488 +1.56% 67
Scotland +22 176 £350 -7.28% 26
North West +1 163 £406 +10.54% 38
Yorkshire -4 110 £370 +2.06% 27
South West -14 101 £404 +3.52% 23
Edinburgh +13 97 £350 -7.89% 15
East of England -2 83 £350 -12.50% 20
West Midlands +11 77 £365 -8.75% 41
West Yorkshire -16 76 £360 -4.00% 20
Glasgow +31 60 £356 +1.78% 8
Cheshire +17 55 £413 +8.55% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 55 £400 +8.10% 3
Manchester -27 53 £363 +7.40% 26
Hampshire +17 51 £415 -1.19% 13
Berkshire -18 51 £375 -6.25% 14
East Midlands -14 49 £425 -5.55% 14
Milton Keynes -11 47 £400 +8.10%
North East +10 46 £475 -7.31% 8
Leeds -21 45 £350 - 15
Oxfordshire +2 44 £381 +13.80% 2
Tyne and Wear +7 35 £478 -6.82% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 34 £475 -7.31% 6
Wales -15 33 £389 +3.66% 8
Bristol -7 32 £425 +11.84% 9
Northamptonshire -6 31 £450 - 3
Northampton +10 28 £450 - 3
South Wales -10 28 £395 +5.33% 8

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1685 (39.48%) Finance
2 994 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 932 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
4 867 (20.31%) Banking
5 844 (19.78%) Project Management
6 557 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
7 530 (12.42%) SQL
8 376 (8.81%) Microsoft
9 353 (8.27%) PRINCE2
10 336 (7.87%) Investment Banking
11 332 (7.78%) MS Excel
12 328 (7.69%) Retail
13 326 (7.64%) Use Case
14 323 (7.57%) Change Management
15 321 (7.52%) Data Analysis
16 320 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 307 (7.19%) Degree
18 305 (7.15%) ISEB
19 276 (6.47%) Waterfall
20 272 (6.37%) Migration
21 269 (6.30%) Scrum
22 262 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
23 257 (6.02%) CRM
24 255 (5.97%) Oracle
25 250 (5.86%) Data Modelling
26 228 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
27 223 (5.22%) MS Visio
28 219 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
29 205 (4.80%) SDLC
30 204 (4.78%) User Stories

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 147 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 67 (1.57%) CMS
3 60 (1.41%) SAS
4 30 (0.70%) Confluence
5 22 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 21 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.21%) IIS
13 8 (0.19%) Drupal
14 7 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
15 6 (0.14%) LiveLink
15 6 (0.14%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.14%) Apache
15 6 (0.14%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.14%) Moodle
Applications
1 332 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 223 (5.22%) MS Visio
3 191 (4.48%) MS Office
4 140 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 75 (1.76%) MS Project
6 24 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.30%) SPSS
8 12 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 4 (0.094%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.070%) FastStats
13 1 (0.023%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 84 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.61%) SAP FI
3 26 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 26 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 14 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.26%) Agresso
6 10 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.21%) SAP FI-GL
7 9 (0.21%) Magento
7 9 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.21%) Summit
8 8 (0.19%) SAP PS
8 8 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.19%) Temenos T24
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.14%) Findur
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.12%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 39 (0.91%) SaaS
2 28 (0.66%) Office 365
3 17 (0.40%) PaaS
4 11 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
5 10 (0.23%) Force.com
6 5 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.094%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.094%) Taleo
7 4 (0.094%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.070%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.070%) Yammer
8 3 (0.070%) IaaS
8 3 (0.070%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.023%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.01%) Intranet
2 27 (0.63%) Internet
3 13 (0.30%) WAN
4 12 (0.28%) Firewall
5 11 (0.26%) Network Security
5 11 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (0.19%) HTTP
6 8 (0.19%) LDAP
7 7 (0.16%) LAN
7 7 (0.16%) SAN
8 6 (0.14%) MVNO
9 5 (0.12%) NAS
9 5 (0.12%) VPN
10 4 (0.094%) VoIP
10 4 (0.094%) Extranet
11 3 (0.070%) MPLS
11 3 (0.070%) ATM
11 3 (0.070%) Broadband
11 3 (0.070%) DNS
11 3 (0.070%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
2 190 (4.45%) SQL Server
3 85 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
5 64 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 60 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 56 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (1.10%) MS Access
9 45 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 44 (1.03%) QlikView
11 39 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 39 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 32 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
12 32 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (0.68%) Big Data
14 28 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
15 24 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (0.56%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.47%) RDBMS
17 19 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 115 (2.69%) JIRA
2 31 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
3 28 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (0.49%) Axure RP
5 19 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (0.45%) Rational Rose
6 18 (0.42%) Selenium
7 14 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 13 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Blend
10 8 (0.19%) JUnit
10 8 (0.19%) ERwin
11 6 (0.14%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.14%) Toad
11 6 (0.14%) Maven
11 6 (0.14%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.12%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.12%) PowerDesigner
13 4 (0.094%) HP UFT
General
1 1685 (39.48%) Finance
2 867 (20.31%) Banking
3 336 (7.87%) Investment Banking
4 328 (7.69%) Retail
5 135 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 135 (3.16%) Marketing
6 129 (3.02%) Front Office
7 124 (2.91%) Legal
8 103 (2.41%) Back Office
9 97 (2.27%) Retail Banking
10 65 (1.52%) Advertising
11 60 (1.41%) Financial Institution
12 59 (1.38%) Law
13 52 (1.22%) Billing
14 43 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
15 38 (0.89%) Manufacturing
16 33 (0.77%) Publishing
17 32 (0.75%) General Ledger
18 26 (0.61%) Automotive
19 19 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3236 (75.82%) Analyst
2 2981 (69.85%) Business Analyst
3 309 (7.24%) Project Manager
4 254 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
5 248 (5.81%) Developer
6 236 (5.53%) Senior Business Analyst
7 193 (4.52%) Banking Business Analyst
8 162 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
9 155 (3.63%) Architect
10 147 (3.44%) Data Analyst
11 146 (3.42%) Consultant
12 136 (3.19%) Financial Business Analyst
13 120 (2.81%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 120 (2.81%) Systems Analyst
14 111 (2.60%) Financial Services Business Analyst
15 97 (2.27%) IT Business Analyst
16 89 (2.09%) Technical Analyst
17 87 (2.04%) Business Manager
18 85 (1.99%) Lead Business Analyst
19 82 (1.92%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (3.14%) .NET
2 111 (2.60%) XML
3 102 (2.39%) Web Services
4 94 (2.20%) HTML
5 51 (1.19%) CSS
6 37 (0.87%) Spring
7 35 (0.82%) Middleware
8 34 (0.80%) HTML5
9 33 (0.77%) jQuery
10 28 (0.66%) JSON
11 24 (0.56%) WPF
12 22 (0.52%) ASP.NET
13 20 (0.47%) RESTful
14 19 (0.45%) XSD
15 18 (0.42%) JSP
16 17 (0.40%) J2EE
17 15 (0.35%) MooTools
18 14 (0.33%) Spring MVC
18 14 (0.33%) XML Schema
19 13 (0.30%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 557 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 150 (3.51%) Derivative
4 127 (2.98%) Fixed Income
5 123 (2.88%) User Experience
6 96 (2.25%) Equities
7 91 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 67 (1.57%) Credit Risk
9 56 (1.31%) Data Centre
10 52 (1.22%) Reference Data
11 47 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 46 (1.08%) NHS
13 41 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 37 (0.87%) Market Risk
15 34 (0.80%) Visualisation
16 33 (0.77%) Social Media
17 32 (0.75%) SWIFT
17 32 (0.75%) Data Integration
18 31 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
19 25 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 74 (1.73%) Windows
2 51 (1.19%) Linux
3 50 (1.17%) UNIX
4 15 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.094%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.094%) Android
7 4 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.094%) AIX
8 3 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.047%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.023%) MVS
10 1 (0.023%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.023%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.023%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 994 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 932 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
3 844 (19.78%) Project Management
4 353 (8.27%) PRINCE2
5 326 (7.64%) Use Case
6 323 (7.57%) Change Management
7 321 (7.52%) Data Analysis
8 320 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 276 (6.47%) Waterfall
10 272 (6.37%) Migration
11 269 (6.30%) Scrum
12 262 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
13 257 (6.02%) CRM
14 250 (5.86%) Data Modelling
15 219 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
16 205 (4.80%) SDLC
17 204 (4.78%) Workflow
17 204 (4.78%) User Stories
18 190 (4.45%) UML
19 178 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 530 (12.42%) SQL
2 151 (3.54%) Java
3 85 (1.99%) JavaScript
4 81 (1.90%) C#
5 52 (1.22%) VBA
6 46 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 42 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 27 (0.63%) C
9 22 (0.52%) PHP
9 22 (0.52%) Scala
10 21 (0.49%) Python
11 18 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.40%) VB
13 13 (0.30%) C++
13 13 (0.30%) Ruby
14 12 (0.28%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.26%) R
16 8 (0.19%) Apex Code
17 7 (0.16%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 307 (7.19%) Degree
2 305 (7.15%) ISEB
3 136 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 69 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 46 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 37 (0.87%) PMP
7 34 (0.80%) IIBA
8 33 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 28 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (0.63%) CBAP
10 27 (0.63%) APMP
10 27 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.35%) CIMA
11 15 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.28%) ACCA
13 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.16%) CISSP
14 7 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (3.56%) QA
2 51 (1.19%) EMIR
3 47 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 41 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
5 40 (0.94%) MiFID
6 34 (0.80%) FATCA
7 19 (0.45%) SLA
8 18 (0.42%) Basel III
9 17 (0.40%) COREP
10 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.35%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.26%) FINREP
13 10 (0.23%) CRD IV
13 10 (0.23%) GAAP
13 10 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.19%) COBIT
15 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
15 7 (0.16%) ISO 9000
16 4 (0.094%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.070%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.070%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.047%) XenApp
5 1 (0.023%) XenServer
5 1 (0.023%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.023%) vSphere
5 1 (0.023%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.023%) Varnish
5 1 (0.023%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.35%) Puppet
3 13 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.070%) OpenView
5 3 (0.070%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.047%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.047%) systemd
6 2 (0.047%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.023%) SCCM
7 1 (0.023%) SCOM
7 1 (0.023%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.023%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.023%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.023%) Control-M
7 1 (0.023%) Nagios
7 1 (0.023%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.023%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.023%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 376 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 255 (5.97%) Oracle
3 143 (3.35%) SAP
4 65 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (1.08%) IBM
6 42 (0.98%) Cognos
7 37 (0.87%) Informatica
8 36 (0.84%) Teradata
9 34 (0.80%) ServiceNow
10 26 (0.61%) Guidewire
11 25 (0.59%) hybris
11 25 (0.59%) HP
12 24 (0.56%) Sybase
12 24 (0.56%) Adobe
13 21 (0.49%) Tableau
14 17 (0.40%) Actimize
15 16 (0.37%) Northgate
15 16 (0.37%) Calypso
16 15 (0.35%) Pega
17 14 (0.33%) VMware
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